United Rentals offers a vast inventory of pneumatic tools, including breaker bars for rent. A breaker bar, also known as a power or cheater bar, is a go-to tool when you need extra torque to loosen stubborn fasteners. Our selection of breaker bars features a range of drive sizes, including 1/2, ¾ and 1 inch. This long, non-ratcheting piece of equipment works with a variety of socket wrenches and can help break apart stuck bolts with efficiency. Breaker bars also have additional length, which means the same amount of force generates significantly more torque than a standard-length socket wrench, making this tool especially efficient at loosening or breaking stubborn hardware. Learn more about breaker bars in our FAQ section below.
A breaker bar is a long, non-ratcheting tool with socket wrench style sockets designed to break or loosen tough nuts and bolts. The increased length adds torque and leverage, making it more efficient at undoing stuck hardware.
No, a torque wrench cannot be used as a breaker bar. A torque wrench is designed to tighten hardware, while a breaker bar is used to break hardware. Using a torque wrench as a breaker bar could lead to damaging the tools and their calibration.
No, impact sockets should only be used with power-driven or impact tools. Impact sockets are not intended for use with breaker bars and may lead to breaking or shattering.